The ACC-SEAMEO Sports Education Innovation Award Selection Meeting Held

source:ASEAN-China Centre

On 24 November 2014, the ACC-SEAMEO Sports Education Innovation Award Selection Meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Selection Committee was composed of the representatives of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), SEAMEO and the Secretary-General of Asian School Sports Federation (ASSF). Among the 30 short-listed entries, the Committee selected First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize winners respectively for primary and secondary schools. Each of the 6 recipient schools would be awarded with a Plaque of Recognition and a combination of sports facilities and equipment worth of 100,000, 60,000, and 40,000 RMB Yuan respectively. ASSF also set up special awards for one primary school and one secondary school in order to encourage and promote innovation in sports education in Southeast Asia. The Award Granting Ceromony would be held in conjunction with the Southeast Education Ministers' Council Conference in Bangkok in April 2015. Mr. Tri Purnajaya, Director of Education, Culture and Tourism Division of ACC, and Ms. Sun Xuejing, Education Officer, participated in the Meeting as the Committee members.

Under the theme of "Amity, Creativity and Development through School Sports", the 2014 SEAMEO-ACC Sports Education Innovation Award was initially launched in lMay 2014, aiming to recognize primary and secondary schools in ASEAN countries that have exemplary projects or activities in those aspects. The first ever Award activity was highly anticipated, where more than 100 application forms were submitted from primary and secondary schools in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Singapore and Thailand. 

Beijing Tai'ao Sports Culture Development Co., Ltd. would sponsor the sports equipment and shoulder the costs of the awardees for their trip to Bangkok. Taiao, an official partner of ACC since 2012, has pledged to donate sports equipments worth of 10 million RMB Yuan to ACC for ASEAN-China cooperation and exchanges in education. This Award will also help raise awareness of ASEAN-China relations and the role of ACC among the primary and secondary students in ASEAN.